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The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association is comprised of professionals in the parks & recreation field dedicated to improving your quality of life! Members of the organization are affiliated with local, county, state and federal agencies and businesses.

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11:59 pm Award Nominations Deadline
Award Nominations Deadline
Feb 21 @ 11:59 pm
Award Nominations Deadline
MTRPA, an affiliate of the National Recreation & Park Association, presents awards annually to recognize individuals, organizations and agencies for significant contributions to the parks and recreation profession. Learn more and nominate someone today!
11:59 pm Presenters Deadline
Presenters Deadline
Mar 1 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Presenters Deadline
The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities at our MTRPA 2020 Conference. Learn more and submit your presentation today!
11:59 pm Scholarship Deadline
Scholarship Deadline
Mar 13 @ 11:59 pm
Scholarship Deadline
The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association annually awards the Dr. Steve McCool and Dr. Joel Meier Academic Scholarship to a Montana college student at an accredited University or College with a declared major in[...]
all-day MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA CONFERENCE 2020 Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks and Recreation April 19 – 22 Copper King Hotel & Convention Center Butte, MT Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation is excited to host[...]

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MTRPA is excited to bring wonderful opportunities and involvement from park and recreation professionals and supporters all over Montana! Apply for membership today!

Members of MTRPA are those who have an interest in parks, trails, recreation, natural resources, and/or tourism in the State of Montana, and have paid their annual dues to the Association. Members are categorized by their profession, association, involvement, and interest. Members are vital to the success of MTRPA. Benefits of membership include voting privileges, discounted annual conference and training rates, legislative updates, MTRP A newsletters, free job postings, and membership information. Some commercial memberships include additional benefits such as website ads. Active members are those who have paid their annual dues. Scroll down to refer to the membership types for detail about benefits.

How to JOIN or RENEW the Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association membership:
1. Review the memberships tiers below and choose what is best for you or your organization.
2. Fill out our on-line membership application where you will be prompted to pay dues with PayPal. After PayPal payment you will be redirected to a page containing a downloadable roster and coupon codes for our 2020 conference.
3. Lookout for an email from our membership chair, Chris Waite to confirm membership.

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Membership is open to anyone with an interest in parks, recreation and conservation for an enhanced quality of life in Montana. Membership applies to a calendar year, and membership types and benefits are summarized below.

Professional Members

Individuals or organizations that provide recreation, tourism, or related services and/or provide for the management and operations of parks, trails, conservations lands, recreation facilities, and public access to recreation. Members generally have a demonstrated interest in the goals and objectives of the Association. Examples of these types of members include municipal, state or federal employees that work in the aforementioned fields. This category may include temporary, lifetime, honorary members as determined and designated by the Board of Directors.

Professional Membership Fee Structure
Individual Professional Single parks and recreation professional membership $60
Small Organization (20 members) Population 5,000 and below $120
Mid-Sized (40 member) Population between 5,000-20,000 $240
Large Organization (60) Population above 20,000 $360



Affiliate/Partner/Educational Institution Members

This category of memberships is offered to organizations outside the traditional professional membership. These include citizens and organizations that act in a political and/or advisory capacity related to parks, recreation, or recreation resource management. Membership is also available to students preparing themselves for a career in recreation and parks at one of the institutions of higher education in Montana. Students studying at a university outside of Montana may obtain an individual student membership. This category includes volunteers and any other individual, group, or organization that wishes to partner, or work cooperatively, to support any goals or projects of the Association.

Affiliate, Partner, Educational Institution
Individual Student Single student $15
Individual Affiliate/Advocate Individual affiliate/advocate membership $20
Nonprofit/Affiliate Partner Organization (20 members) Staff and/or partners $60
Educational Institution All students majoring and parks, recreation, forestry, or related fields and Professors $120




Commercial membership are offered to commercial organization or for profit organizations who wish to support the Association and receive the benefits of membership. Commercial memberships have tiered benefits that are summarized in the attach fee schedule.

Commercial Membership
Commercial Individual Individual commercial membership $80
Commercial Organization Preferred table location at conference and discounted registration. Membership for all employees! $240
Commercial Premiere Website ad for one year, preferred table location at conference and discounted conference registration.  Membership for all employees! $360



Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are payable January 1st. Membership fees shall be approved annually at the Association meeting. (Fee schedule effective January 1st of each year.) Apply today!